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Nurse Licensure Compact

Effective January 1, 2004, North Dakota joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Beginning January 19, 2018 North Dakota will belong to the enhanced Nurse Licenuse Compact (eNLC). 

The Nurse Licensure Compact allows the multistate licensure privilege to practice in other compact states. 


For general information regarding the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact and for a list of states belonging to the Compact visit the National Council State Boards of Nursing website here

Nurse Licensure Compact FAQ

MN License Recognition for Nurses from Border State

The North Dakota Board of Nursing continues to NOT recognize reciprocity of nurse licensure through the Minnesota Border States Recognition Law.  MN currently does not belong to the Nurse Licensure Compact.